The Columbia Journalism Experiment, First Amendment Awards, and the answer to short attention spans: this week's Fresh Powder Report.

A weekly summary of journalistic tidbits The Experiment: 14 students from the Columbia Journalism School created a collaborative site that takes a look at the most successful and prominent experimental journalism of today. Why? So they're better…

Toolboxes, good moms, and the importance of computer science: this week's Fresh Powder Report

Crack open that toolbox: In case you haven’t noticed yet, we’re big on finding free tools for journalists across the board to utilize. Here are 60 free tools for all of your writing, journalistic, storytelling needs. From fundraising apps…

Blurring boundaries, digging up data, and journalistic rights: this week's Fresh Powder Report

Respect the boundaries: Matt Carlson and Seth Lewis wrote a book titled 'Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation." In this article, they give you a taste of what that entails; a deep discussion on what counts as…

Books to read, resources to rely on, and webinars to watch: this week's Fresh Powder Report

A weekly summary of journalistic tidbits Timeless Journalism: The original AP report from the night of President Lincoln’s assassination shows that on-the-spot journalism will always be relevant. Successful Twitter journalists to inspire your…

Aggressive advisers, apathetic students, and sentence writing 101

The board strikes again: North Michigan University recently fired their newspaper adviser for being too "aggressive" when it came to reporting campus news; of course, a lot of the news the student-led board took issue with didn't necessarily…

More data journalism, good news for BuzzFeed hopefuls, podcasts and the Rolling Stone

BuzzFeed brings itself to you (sort of): BuzzFeed reveals their Emerging Writers Fellowship Program, which details a four-month program that provides potential candidates with career mentorship, financial support, and a variety of writing workshops…

AP Change-up, Robot Takeover, and the rise of student journalism

AP messes with our guidelines again: The AP Stylebook released its annual updates at the ACES conference this year; no changes too drastic, though. A quick glance over the AP Stylebook's Twitter pageinforms us that global warming and climate…

Resume Building, BuzzFeed, and Bad Admins: This week's Fresh Powder Report

This week, in Journalistic News: The pros say: Five successful journalists share their stories on getting started in the journalism industry; from the most important apps to re-affirming the importance of knowing how to navigate social media,…

Twitter as a classroom, the art and ethics of shaming, and more from Fresh Powder

This week, in Journalistic News: "Phones-On" Learning: A college professor chronicles her experience moving her social media course's discussion to Twitter in order to provide a more relevant and hands-on educational experience.  She included…